MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014 Activities by Sponsor - MIT Japan Program

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Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

Hiroko Matsuyama

Jan/28 Tue 02:00PM-03:30PM E40-496

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 20 participants
Fee: $10.00 for Materials

Hiroko Matsuyama, an accomplished instructor of the Ohara school of Ikebana, will show you the basics of this ancient art as you create your own flower arrangements. You will get to take the finished product with you to enjoy.

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, MIT Japan Program
Contact: Tom Blackwood, E40-431,

Kyudo Class (Japanese Archery)

Joyce Wu, Jim Boorstein

Jan/25 Sat 01:00PM-05:00PM MAC court, Z Center
Jan/26 Sun 09:00AM-03:00PM Rockwell Cage North, north court

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 15 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Fee: $20.00 for instruction

Kyudo, or Japanese archery, means the "way of the bow" and was considered the highest discipline of ancient Japanese samurai. Kyudo is based on standing Zen meditation used by Zen Buddhist monks as a means of cultivating self-awareness. Beginners will receive instruction in the basic form of kyudo, the Seven Coordinations or "shichi-do," and shoot at a short-range target.

Sponsor(s): MIT Japan Program, Center for International Studies
Contact: Tom Blackwood, E40-431, x8-8208,